White Paper: Autonomous Scheduling Technology

Autonomous Scheduling Technology: Driving a New Era of Wafer Fab Efficiency

Semiconductor chips, essential in modern technology, face increasing production complexity as designs advance. Historically, manufacturers improved performance by shrinking chip sizes, using larger wafers, and increasing yields. However, these methods are reaching their limits. To maintain profitability, especially during economic downturns, semiconductor fabs must enhance operational processes to reduce cycle time, increase throughput, and cut costs.

The solution lies in Autonomous Scheduling Technology (AST), which leverages AI and mathematical optimization to adaptively and dynamically optimize production. In this white paper, industrial engineers, production controllers, Fab managers, and all those involved in scheduling will learn some of the key benefits of AST:

  • Optimized Decision-Making
  • Increased Throughput
  • Predictability and Consistency
  • Operational Stability
  • Market Responsiveness
  • Labor Efficiency

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Stay up to date with our latest publications.
Technical Paper: ASMC 2023

This technical publication from ASMC 2023 focuses on the practical aspects of deploying a novel solution in a critical production environment.

Technical Paper: Winter Simulation Conference 2022

The first published case study of a successful fab-wide scheduling deployment in a large-scale semiconductor wafer fab.

Technical Paper: Journal of Manufacturing Systems 2022

This journal publication delves into the complex problem of batch scheduling with varying batch costs and job timelink constraints at Renesas Electronics.

Technical Paper: Winter Simulation Conference 2021

An in-depth look at how our two-step scheduling approach can be used to manage timelink contraints and batch size to boost fab efficiency.

Efficient Batching Case Study

Discover how Renesas Electronics and Seagate Technology harnessed autonomous scheduling to tackle the complex challenge of efficient batching.

Renesas Electronics Case Study

Learn how we applied multi-objective optimization to the diffusion area at Renesas Electronics to manage three conflicting KPIs.

Fab Management Forum 2022

Recap on the first of two presentations from SEMICON Europa 2022 – featuring case study results from three different wafer fabs, including Renesas and Seagate.

Technical Paper: Winter Simulation Conference 2020

This technical paper provides a comprehensive overview of results from benchmark studies performed for Seagate Technology, where our solution was applied to metrology toolset scheduling.

White Paper

Our white paper details a new approach to wafer fab scheduling. A novel hybrid model that delivers optimized schedules in a matter of minutes to help fabs cut costs and increase efficiency.

Seagate Case Study 1.0

Discover how we helped a highly-utilised Seagate Technology wafer fab reduce cycle time and boost efficiency by applying our next-generation production scheduling solution.

Seagate Case Study 2.0

Learn how applying multi-objective optimization helped to increase throughput whilst reducing reticle moves and queue time.

An Introduction to Flexciton

Gain a comprehensive understanding of where we came from, what we do, and why we’re different with our company introduction.